Love at First Sight!

IMG_0054Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Maria Fernanda Ahumada, a freshman Petroleum Engineering major from Colombia, South America.

Hi!

My name is Maria Fernanda Ahumada, and I’m from Colombia, South America. I’m a freshman at TU majoring in Petroleum Engineering. I received an International Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Leadership, and that’s why I’m here at TU. At first, I was really insecure and nervous coming to Tulsa, a faraway city which I had a never heard of before. But when I arrived, my mind completely changed.

I had a good time during Orientation Week because I met lot of people from the United States and from other countries. During the week, I met my friends from South America (Chile, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Mexico), and now we are such a big group of Hispanic people. At first sight I loved the campus. It’s such a marvelous place where life is easy-going and entertaining.  It’s a safe place where you can walk at any time of the day no matter what; everything is close enough that walking is the fastest way of moving from one place to another. Continue reading

A Sophomore’s Letter of Gratitude

CarolineToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Caroline M., a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, majoring in Art History and Art Management. Caroline’s post was actually an unsolicited letter she wrote to her admission counselor, Beverly Wheeler, as an update to her freshman year. Caroline’s letter was so genuine and put into words so clearly the experiences of many students at TU, we just had to share…with her permission, of course.

Dear Beverly,

I am writing to merely keep in touch! I apologize for not keeping in contact, but I do think of you often and how fortunate I am to study here at TU.

This past year at TU (my freshman year) I took a variety of courses, mainly finishing up blocks and 1000/2000 level courses to start off my major in Art History and Art Management. I don’t think I’ve ever had a professor I did not like. They are all so kind, intelligible, and care about each individual student which really caught me off guard (but in a good way)! I still keep in touch with my English professor, Holly Mannucci, from first semester on a regular basis. Her class was only a block course in English, but she was very interested in my writing skills and interest in art, therefore we kept in touch. She has been a huge guide in supporting my writing skills and giving me the confidence in my abilities for other classes. Continue reading

Association for Black Collegians (ABC)

Kyla

Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Kyla S., a sophomore speech pathology major from Houston, Texas.

 

At the start of each school year, Student Association hosts a campus-wide activities fair for students to sign up for the various clubs that may spark their interest, grab a free t-shirt, and even a delicious snow cone (or two). As students congregate at the fair and listen to the latest pop chart hits, they also have the opportunity to speak with representatives from clubs about their goals and purpose. I proudly stood at my table as a representative of the ABC.  I spent all weekend creating a table runner made of traditional kente clothe, something I recently pinned on my DIY Pinterest board!!! It turned out amazing and really put the finishing touch on our African themed table.

 

So what exactly is ABC? ABC stands for Association of Black Collegians, an organization on campus that strives to create a support base for African-American and minority students on campus, through providing activities for all students that promote harmony and understanding of black culture and all other cultures of the world. Before you ask, no, ABC is not just for black students. We strongly encourage diversity and membership amongst ALL students.

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